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The Day is Finally Here! Our May Release is So Close!

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We’ve reached the final day of the countdown and we still have so much more to share. You’ll be able to shop for all of the new May Release products TONIGHT, May 3, at 10 PM EDT.

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  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on May 3. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 8:30 PM EST on May 3 on the MFT Blog.

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WARM & FUZZY FRIENDS

The Warm & Fuzzy Friends stamp set features a campground full of friendly and adorable characters ready to join you in your recreational pursuits. You’ll love the clever sentiments that cover a wide variety of occasions – you can even feature some of the included words on the sign for extra fun! Even if you don’t love camping, this set might just change your mind! The coordinating Die-namics are open inside to allow you to stamp, then cut OR cut, then stamp. This feature keeps our Die-namics lightweight and allows for easy removal of the die cut from the die.

Warm & Fuzzy Friends stamp set #mftstamps

Warm & Fuzzy Friends Die-namics #mftstamps

See more of Warm & Fuzzy Friends HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Torico featuring Warm & Fuzzy Friends #mftstamps

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

Nothing makes a statement like a bold sentiment, and this month’s Free with $60 Die-namics, Absolutely Fabulous, allows you to do just that! This 2 piece set combines a sans serif font with an attached line for the word absolutely and fabulous in a pretty script. The line will extend across an A2 card, and because it’s attached to the word absolutely, it cuts in one piece. No need to worry about spacing!

Absolutely Fabulous Die-namics #mftstamps

See more of Absolutely Fabulous Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Absolutely Fabulous Die-namics #mftstamps

TRAIL MIX PAPER PACK

The Trail Mix Paper Pack features a mix of colorful patterns that pair beautifully with Warm & Fuzzy Friends.

Trail Mix Patterned Paper #mftstamps

Did anything in our May release catch your eye? Now is the time to take a few minutes to print out the handy shopping list and make note of your must-have items.

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It’s the last day of our countdown but our Design Team is still crafting inspiring new projects! Keep on clicking to see how they’ve wound things up on this final day.

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2 Days Until the May Release

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Happy, sad, or somewhere in between, few things feel as comforting as a good snuggle. Thanks to our May Release, you’ll be able to recreate that feeling in card form!

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  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on May 3. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 8:30 PM EST on May 3 on the MFT Blog.

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SNUGGLE BUNNIES

Nothing brings more comfort than a snuggly little friend when things get tough. You’ll find hours of fun creating adorable projects with the super sweet Snuggle Bunnies stamp set. Eight delightful sentiments will give you many options for creating the perfect design, so grab some ink, and stamp your worries away! The coordinating Die-namics are open inside to allow you to stamp, then cut OR cut, then stamp. This feature keeps our Die-namics lightweight and allows for easy removal of the die cut from the die.

Snuggle Bunnies stamp set #mftstamps

Snuggle Bunnies Die-namics #mftstamps

See more of Snuggle Bunnies HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Kay Miller featuring Snuggle Bunnies #mftstamps

HELLO THERE

Say hello there to the Hello There Die-namics! It’s a great way to send a friendly greeting just because. You’ll love the bold script font allowing you to cut each word all at once. This Die-namics pairs well with the Friends Die-namics for a striking design.

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See more of Hello There Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Kimberly Crawford featuring Hello There Die-namics #mftstamps

SPLIT TRIANGLE BACKGROUND

Personalize your projects with a cool geometric design with the Split Triangle Background stamp.

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See more of Split Triangle Background HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring Split Triangle Background #mftstamps

ONE WAY CHEVRON STENCIL

The One Way Chevron Stencil features a graphic pattern of repeated chevrons.

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Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring One Way Chevron Stencil #mftstamps

WATERCOLOR WASH PATTERNED PAPER

Achieve a beautiful wash of soothing pastel color without pulling out your watercolors! Twelve ethereal looks are included intros paper pad.

Watercolor Wash Patterned Paper #mftstamps

Are you enjoying the May countdown? We’ve almost reached the end (that means it’s almost time to shop!) Let’s check out the projects our talented design team has created with today’s offerings.

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3 Days Until the May Release

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Today’s versatile collection features a little something for everyone, including the latest from Pure Innocence!

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  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on May 3. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 8:30 PM EST on May 3 on the MFT Blog.

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STRAIGHT TO THE POINT

This sweet addition to our Pure Innocence line features our cutie with a giant pencil and card to help her to relay her feelings. The cute sentiments make this a delightful set for adorable cards. It’s time to pencil in some time in your craft room with this charming set! The coordinating Die-namics are open inside to allow you to stamp, then cut OR cut, then stamp. This feature keeps our Die-namics lightweight and allows for easy removal of the die cut from the die.

Pure Innocence Straight to the Point stamp set #mftstamps

Pure Innocence Straight to the Point Die-namics #mftstamps

See more of Straight to the Point HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Donna Mikasa featuring Pure Innocence Straight to the Point #mftstamps

BECAUSE YOU

Because you’re thankful. Because you’re happy. Because you’re thoughtful. Because YOU. Show how much you care with this stamp set with a wide variety of sentiments from serious to silly to sincere. Not only does this stamp set feature the word because in a pretty script font, you get the added bonus of the because in Die-namics in the same font as part of this purchase. You’ll want to add this set to your stash — just because.

Because You stamp set w/ coordinating Die-namics #mftstamps

See more of Because You HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Jody Morrow featuring Because You #mftstamps

DIAGONAL SENTIMENT STRIP COVER-UP

Make a bold statement with the Diagonal Sentiment Strip Cover-Up Die-namics! The angled strips are the perfect way to play with inlaid die-cutting or feature a fun pattern below. The wide strip is perfect for featuring a sentiment for a dynamic design! This Cover-Up pairs well with the Because You stamp set and accompanying Die-namics.

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See more of Diagonal Sentiment Strip Cover-Up Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Francine Vuilleme featuring Diagonal Sentiment Strip Cover-Up Die-namics #mftstamps

CHUNKY HERRINGBONE STENCIL

The Chunky Herringbone Stencil features a jaunty pattern. Each opening measures 1/2” x 1/2”.

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Handmade card from Torico featuring Chunky Herringbone Stencil #mftstamps

GINGHAM GALORE PATTERNED PAPER

The Gingham Galore Paper Pad will provide sweet country charm in twelve beautiful colors.

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We’re down to just three more days. It’s not an easy wait but it is an enjoyable one when you have beautiful samples from our talented team! Keep on clicking to see what they’ve been up to with today’s products.

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4 Days Until the May Release

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If you love playing with color, you’re going to flip for today’s selection of products. Birdie Brown’s contribution to our May collection is pure magic. Rainbow-themed stamps and Die-namics  will help you craft colorfully. Finally, stitched shapes and a flattering sentiment are perfect for providing a just-right finishing touch.

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  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on May 3. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 8:30 PM EST on May 3 on the MFT Blog.

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MAGICAL UNICORNS

If glitter, rainbows, and unicorns are your thing, you’ll LOVE the Magical Unicorns stamp set. Create quirky greetings with adorable unicorns, colorful rainbows, and puffy stars. The sweet sentiments included will add to the fun of your designs! There’s a certain magic to this whimsical set that will whisk you away to imaginary worlds. The coordinating Die-namics are open inside to allow you to stamp, then cut OR cut, then stamp. This feature keeps our Die-namics lightweight and allows for easy removal of the die cut from the die.

Birdie Brown Magical Unicorns stamp set #mftstamps

Birdie Brown Magical Unicorns Die-namics #mftstamps

See more of Magical Unicorns HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Amy Lee featuring Birdie Brown Magical Unicorns #mftstamps

RAINBOW GREETINGS

The Rainbow Greetings stamp set features 10 colorful and delightful sentiments, and the cute fonts will add to the sweetness of your designs. The wide range of sentiments give you many options for birthday, love, friend, encouragement, and all occasion cards. This stamp set pairs well with the End of the Rainbow Die-namics.

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See more of Rainbow Greetings HERE or by watching the video below.

END OF THE RAINBOW

The End of the Rainbow Die-namics creates a wide swath of color for ultimate impact! Each color of the rainbow features stitching down the middle for interest and the cloud outline is stitched as well. This Die-namics pairs well with the Rainbow Greetings and Magical Unicorns stamp sets. You’ll be over the rainbow for this Die-namics!

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End of the Rainbow Die-namics in use #mftstamps

See more of End of the Rainbow Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Laurie Willison featuring Rainbow Greetings stamp set and End of the Rainbow Die-namics #mftstamps

HELLO BEAUTIFUL

Nothing makes a statement like a bold sentiment, and the Hello Beautiful Die-namics allows you to do just that! This 2 piece set combines a sans serif font with an attached line for the word hello and beautiful in a pretty script. The line will extend across an A2 card, and because it’s attached to the word hello, it cuts in one piece. No need to worry about spacing!

Hello Beautiful Die-namics #mftstamps

See more of Hello Beautiful Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Jody Morrow featuring Hello Beautiful Die-namics #mftstamps

INSIDE & OUT STITCHED STARS

Stellar designs are in your future with the Inside & Out Stitched Stars Die-namics! When cut, this unique design gives you four different sizes of crisp stars cut from the inside, and the stitches are embossed on the negative that remains. Inlay various colored stars in the negative piece, create fun shaker cards, or showcase a pattern behind. This Die-namics is perfect for masculine designs!

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See more of Stitched Stars Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Anna Kossakovskaya featuring Inside & Out Stitched Stars Die-namics #mftstamps

We hope you’ll stick with us for the remainder of our countdown – we’re down to just four days until the May release can be all yours. To see what was created with today’s sneak peeks, keep clicking through to our Design Team member blogs.

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The May Release Countdown Begins

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Today, we kick off our May Release Countdown – how exciting! Soon, you’ll be creating inviting scenes with the latest from Lisa Johnson Designs, building glorious paper bouquets with our newest florals set, and crafting cool geometric backgrounds with a linear background design. Settle in – we’re just getting started!

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  • You can enter to win by commenting on each of the five countdown posts on the MFT Blog before Noon EST on May 3. Please leave only one comment per person, per day.
  • One winner will be randomly selected from each countdown day, and all winners will be announced at 8:30 PM EST on May 3 on the MFT Blog.

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MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME

You’ll feel right at home with this cozy set from Lisa Johnson Designs! Pull up a chair and relax in a fabulously furnished home — a wonderful place to make memories with family and friends. Create cozy scenes with the wide array of images — from a couch and easy chair all the way down to throw pillows and pretty vases for the end table. It’s your chance to dabble in interior design! The wide range of sentiments give you many options for thank you, hello, encouragement, love, and all occasion cards. The Classic Windows Die-namics pairs well with this stamp set. The coordinating Die-namics are open inside to allow you to stamp, then cut OR cut, then stamp. This feature keeps our Die-namics lightweight and allows for easy removal of the die cut from the die.

Lisa Johnson Designs Make Yourself at Home stamp set #mftstamps

Lisa Johnson Designs Make Yourself at Home Die-namics #mftstamps

See more of the Make Yourself at Home HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Yoonsun Hur featuring Lisa Johnson Designs Make Yourself at Home #mftstamps

CLASSIC WINDOW

The Classic Window Die-namics will make you feel right at home! Create a scene or fashion a shaker card with the window openings and dress up the window with soft curtains or shutters. You’ll love the versatility of this sweet set. This Die-namics pairs well with the Make Yourself at Home stamp set and Die-namics for cozy scenes.

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Classic Window Die-namics in use #mftstamps

See more of Classic Window Die-namics HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Francine Vuilleme featuring Classic Window Die-namics #mftstamps

PRETTY POSIES

Fashion a pocket full of posies with the Pretty Posies stamp set. It’s your chance to create gorgeous floral arrangements with ink and card stock! With several options of flowers and leaves in a variety of sizes, you can create lush bouquets or a sweet and simple nosegay in any colors you choose! We take the guess work out of creating by providing indicators on the stamp sheet of which stamps go together for the best results. Let your creativity flower with the Pretty Posies stamp set! The coordinating Die-namics are open inside to allow you to stamp, then cut OR cut, then stamp. This feature keeps our Die-namics lightweight and allows for easy removal of the die cut from the die.

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Pretty Posies Die-namics #mftstamps

See more of Pretty Posies HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Julie Dinn featuring Pretty Posies #mftstamps

MODERN MOSAIC BACKGROUND

Personalize your projects with a contemporary design with the Modern Mosaic Background stamp.

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See more of Modern Mosaic Background HERE or by watching the video below.

Handmade card from Karin Åkesdotter featuring Modern Mosaic Background #mftstamps

Click through to each of our Design Team member blogs to see what they’ve created with the new May Release products. And remember, the fun is just beginning. We’ll be here every day until the new release products become available on May 3!

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Breaking out of the Box

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Hi! Thanks for letting me join you again. I’ve really enjoyed being with you on these guest posts. For this post, I thought we’d look at different shaped projects. It’s easy to get into a rut of ‘square’ or ‘rectangular’ cards, so I thought I’d do fun shapes instead.

Handmade project from Keren Baker #mftstamps

Firstly – I created a round card blank using the cStitched Mini Scallop Circle STAX. I folded a piece of card stock and positioned it onto the circle die, with part of the folded edge pushed slightly below the cut edge so it avoids cutting some of the folded edge and therefore creates a shaped blank.

Handmade project from Keren Baker #mftstamps

I’ve added some gentle blending of ink into the centre of the card, but not to completely cover it. I stamped and die cut some of the flowers and leaves from the Build-able Bouquet. I’ve added colour with distress ink and sprayed some water to disperse a  little of the colour.

Handmade project from Keren Baker #mftstamps

I die cut the sentiment and added 3 colours of ink to create a slightly ombre look. I added a white layer behind it to give some depth. Sequins help give movement to the project too! If you have problems getting the card to stand still, just trim a little off the bottom to help stabilise it.

I bought a simple wooden plaque recently that needed a little prettying up. These flowers from the same set are perfect for making an easy home decor item.

Handmade project from Keren Baker #mftstamps

I coloured these flowers in with Prismacolor pencils, adding layers of colours and then added stitched detailing with my white gel pen. A smattering of sequins helps tie all the colours together. Keeping the background plain and not adding a different coloured hanging ribbon keeps the focus on the flowers. It would be equally as great adding in a sentiment to the plaque!

Handmade project from Keren Baker #mftstamps

I hope you’ve enjoyed these projects. I’ve loved sharing with you some ideas with all these wonderful My Favorite Things supplies!

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Make sure to tag #mftstamps when you share on social media so we can see what you’re creating – maybe you’ll be spotted!

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Thanks for Bee-ing There

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Hello MFT fans! This is Yana Smakula sharing my second project using a few goodies from My Favorite Things. You can check out my first card with mischievous black cats HERE.

Handmade card from Yana Smakula featuring Lisa Johnson Designs Fly-By Friends #mftstamps

Today I have a simple project with gorgeous blooms. I’ve always been a fan of cards with some type of wordplay, so for my card here I went with a fun Thanks for Bee-ing There sentiment. Naturally, I had to stamp, color and die cut quite a few bees.

Handmade card from Yana Smakula featuring Lisa Johnson Designs Fly-By Friends #mftstamps

I used the Fly-By Friends stamp set (which features a ton of fun wordplay sentiments) and Die-namics along with the Inside & Out Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX. I also incorporated one die-cut leaf created using the Bold Greenery Die-namics set and little hearts from the Stitched Strips Die-namics.

Handmade card from Yana Smakula featuring Lisa Johnson Designs Fly-By Friends #mftstamps

My images were stamped onto X-press It Blending Card Stock and colored using alcohol markers. The sentiment was heat embossed in black embossing powder and was foam mounted over the flowers for a bit of dimension.

Thanks so much MFT for having me this month, it’s been a pleasure!


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Creative Construction with Blueprints: Strips, Tags, and Flags – Oh My!

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We love Blueprints because they take the guesswork out of crafting beautiful cards in quick fashion when we’re short on time or inspiration. We also love them for their versatility and ability to be mixed and matched when we have the time and inspiration to create something truly unique. Our Creative Construction Challenge focuses on these attributes each month, challenging the team to either assemble a card based on one of the provided Blueprints sketches or design an original card combining elements from the featured Blueprints.

Did you know you can find ALL of our printable Blueprints sketches in one spot? Our Printable Resources section over there in the sidebar is packed with handy reference materials including Blueprints. I’m sure you can relate – you’ve created a beautiful background or set an impressive scene but are stumbling on the placement of your sentiment. We have the solution. Our extensive collection of Blueprints includes a wide variety of sentiment strips, tags, and flags that will provide a humble home for showcasing your sentiment in style.

Handmade card from Karolyn London #mftstamps

Karolyn’s impressive floral panel deserves the star treatment. Using the pierced strip from Blueprints 3 to house her sentiment spotlights the thoughtful greeting while still allowing the Roses All Over pattern to shine.

Handmade card from Debbie Olson #mftstamps

Debbie’s prehistoric scene features lovely loose coloring for the background and darling dinosaurs in the foreground. Her heat-embossed sentiment completes the scene without competing with the scene – perfect!

We’re not done yet – keep on clicking to see how others on our team interpreted this month’s challenge.

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MFTv – Spin & Slide Discs Slider Card

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Spin & Slide Discs are such a clever and easy way of creating movement on your projects. In this week’s episode, Kimberly has used the Surf & Turf Die-namics from the Jungle Friends Card Kit (the kit is sold out but the Die-namics will be available individually in a future release!) to create the perfect channel for her bee-autiful little Fly-By Friends image to buzz down.

Handmade card from Kimberly Crawford featuring Lisa Johnson Designs Fly-By Friends #mftstamps

Handmade card from Kimberly Crawford featuring Lisa Johnson Designs Fly-By Friends #mftstamps

Watch Kimberly’s process HERE or by playing the embedded video below. To be entered into the weekly drawing, be sure to leave a comment on this video on our Youtube channel – the winner will be selected from there!

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Congratulations to the prize winners from our Xyron cross promotion! Winners – please send an email to sropel87 (at) gmail (dot) com with your name, mailing address, and the day for which you won.

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Warm & Fuzzy Friends | Kit Unboxing with Amy Rysavy

We’ve been celebrating the release of the Jungle Friends Card Kit but why not take a short trip back in time to re-visit the Warm & Fuzzy Friends Card Kit? We’re so pleased to welcome Amy to the blog today to share her thoughts and projects created with the adorable March card kit.

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Four fabulous cards created with one versatile kit – how inspiring are Amy’s projects? Patterned paper, sweet images and sentiments – they all combine in the most delightful way. You’ll get hours of enjoyment and an endless supply of of incredible greetings for friends and loved ones from this beautifully coordinated kit. If you’re inspired by Amy’s looks (and how could you not be?) grab your own kit HERE. Be sure to check out the Design Team gallery as well and when you share your own Warm & Fuzzy projects, tag #mftstamps so we can see!

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Watch Amy’s unboxing HERE or by playing the embedded video below.

Watch Amy’s process video HERE or by watching below.

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